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Hardware Requirements

What computer do you need to run the software?

Before installing, the software will automatically scan your computer to make sure that it is ready to run the software. This test will provide you with valuable information, letting you know not just whether your computer is ready for Version 3 but also the visual quality your current setup will give you.

Minimum System Requirements (Version 2 Only)

OS: Windows 8.1 or 10
Processor: Intel Core i5 (8th generation or greater)
RAM: 8GB (or greater)
Video Card: GeForce GTX 9 or 10 series (or comparable Radeon)
Disk Space: 11GB of free space

Recommended System Requirements (Version 3)

OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i7 (9th generation or greater)
RAM: 16GB (or greater)
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 series (or greater)
Disk Space:  20GB of free space

Can your computer run the software? Find Your Computer Specs

 

Video Card
(GPU)

A high-end video card will have the most significant impact on the quality and responsiveness of your 3D design.

Video Card Memory (VRAM)

More memory means more textures and models can be loaded on your graphics card. If you design with lots of trees and imported objects, you will need more video card memory.

CPU (Processor)

The CPU determines how fast your 2D drawing responds. The speed with which you can change stages and render images and videos depends on your CPU. The more cores, the better.

RAM

The more RAM you have, the more objects you can load into your 3D scene, the more textures you can use, and the higher the quality those textures can be.

Hard Drive
(HDD or SSD)

The speed of your hard drive will determine how fast the software and the library load and how fast projects are saved. An NVMe will affect how quickly projects auto save and will greatly reduce waiting time.

Can I use an Apple Mac?

  • Will the software run on macOS?
    No, the software cannot be installed on macOS or OS X. We have no plans to add native support.

  • Will Bootcamp run the software? 
    Bootcamp will work on the latest 16" MacBook Pros with AMD Radeon Pro 5300M or, preferably, the 5500M.
     
    Installing Bootcamp:
    Step 1: Follow these instructions to Install Bootcamp
    Step 2: Once in Windows, make sure to update your video card drivers
    Step 3: Install our software

  • Will Parallels/VMWare Fusion run the software?
    Parallels 15 is not suggested (our software encounters delays in Parallels 15) and VMWare Fusion will not work.

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